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Answered 2014-07-02 19:36:27

There are non-surgical treatments and surgical treatments for ligamentum flavum hypertrophy. Non-surgical treatments include physical therapy, medications, lumbar supports, and steroid injections. One of the surgical options is a decompression implant devices but the surgical options are only available for people with a poor quality of life due to the risks involved with the surgery.

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What is ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and bilateral facet hypertrophy?

Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy refers to the ligament becoming less elastic due to thickening and ossification. Bilateral facet hypertrophy refers to an enlargement of the facet joint.

Is ligamentum flavum and facet hypertrophy the same as spinal stenosis?

They can be the contributors to the stenosis.

Is ligamentum flavum hypertrophy related to psoriatic arthritis?

It can be related as being a symptom.

What is moderate ligamentum flavum and facet hypertrophy?

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How ligamentum flavum hypertrophy treated?

Surgical removal of that part of the ligament which is impinging upon the spinal cord.

What is ligamentum flavum?

The ligamentum flavum is a tendon that holds your vertebrae to each other.

What is ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

ligamentum flavum hypertrophy is a degenerative condition of the spine which most commonly occurs in the elderly where the tendons holding one vertebra to another thicken, decreasing the amount of room available for the spinal cord and the nerves that come off it. It may be associated with inflammation (arthritis) or osteoporosis. It is frequently treated surgically, and it can recur. This one seems a bit complex to answer easily, So if you follow the related link (Hypertrophy of Ligamentum Flavum in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis) you will find more information.

What does it mean when it says ligamentum flavum thickening and mild facet hypertrophy?

Ligamentum flavum is placed in the vertebral canal anterior to the spines of vertebrae and laminae of the vertebrae. Thickening of this ligament is common cause of spinal stenosis. Facet on the transverse process in enlarged in a given patient.

What is ligamentum flava hypertrophy?

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What is thickening of the ligamentum flavum?

The individual vertebrae are linked with the help of connecting tissues known as ligamentum flavum, When there is noticeable swelling due to inflammatory or degenerative changes, it is known as Ligamentum flavum thickening. A spinal MRI scan will be able to detect the swelling.

You have bulging disc at L2 L3 L4 L5 with desiccation annular bulging and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and slight narrowing of the spinal canal Are you a canadiate for surgery?


What exactly is Ligamentous Hypertrophy?

Hypertrophy of the ligaments in the vertebral canal of the spinal column can narrow the canal (stenosis) to the point that the spinal cord and/or nerve roots running through the canal are compressed. When the posterior longitudinal ligament in front and ligamentum flavum behind the spinal cord hypertrophy the cord is almost "circumferentially" surrounded and compressed.Hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum laterally near the facet joint can also contribute to foraminal narrowing (stenosis) with potential nerve compression (pinching).Source(s)

What is ligamentum flavum redundancy?

It means that the Ligamentum Flavum is overgrown or split in two. This is the result of segmental instability usually from a degenerating disc between adjacent vertebrae.

Thickened ligamentum flavum is this a disability?

Thickened ligamentum flavum appears to be part of the process of aging. It's not a disability in and of itself. It can cause disability if it leads to symptoms.

Ligamentum flavum buckling?

Ligamentum flavum buckling is a result of a weakened ligamentum flavum, or the ligaments in your vertebrae that allow for bending over and snapping back up. Due to its location in the spine, weakness here can cause localized pain at the site of weakness, shooting pain along any affected nerves and muscle weakness due to decreased neurological efficiency.

Is ligamentum flavum hypertrophy related to Rheumatoid arthritis?

I have never seen any thing tying them together other then they are both the result of inflammation. However the inflammation in the case of RA starts in cartilage while it seems that in the case of flavium hypertrophy it is the result of scar tissue forming on ligament in the vertebrae.

What is redundancy in the spine?

Redundancy in the spine often refers to the ligamentum flavum being overgrown. It can also mean that it is split in two.

Can you use methyprednisolone for back pain?

Yes. This drug can be used to reduce the swelling of inflammatory origin in the spinal cord. It may reduce the swelling of ligamentum flavum.

What is spinal stenois?

There is narrowing of the spinal canal in spinal stenosis. This happens due to swollen ligamentum flavum or due to protrusion of the intervertebral disc or some other reason.

Moderate facet and ligamentum flavum prominence?

This sounds like the soft tissue id pouting pressure on nerves parsing between the vertebrae.dont know the answer to the question dont know the answer to the question

What is severe bilateral ligamentum flavum hypertrophy at the L4-L5 level with moderate central canal narrowing and moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing?

Between the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae, the ligaments that hold together the vertebrae have grown larger over time due to wear and ear. As a result, your spinal cord and the nerves that come off it at that level have less room.

What does moderate bilateral inferior foraminal narrowing contributed to by mild facet arthropathy and hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum mean?

The discs in your back are separated by what are called Facets, one on left. one on the right that are placed up and down (bilatteral. ) Screw it, basically what it means is the the "facets" are breaking down and can cause two discs in you back to be touching each other. But if it's mild than try to do some strengthing to your back muscle and maybe that will help the arthropath and hypertrophy to help you back ligamnts and slow down the process of any degenerative facets.

What layers does a spinal tap go through?

1. Skin, 2 Subcutaneous fat, 3 Interspinous ligament, 4 Ligamentum flavum, 5 Epidural space, 6 Dura mater to arrive at the subarachnoid space.

What has the author J E Castro written?

J. E. Castro has written: 'The treatment of prostatic hypertrophy and neoplasia' -- subject(s): Cancer, Hypertrophy, Prostate, Prostatic Hypertrophy, Prostatic Neoplasms, Therapy

How is ligamentum flavum treated?

Depending on the severity it might be treated with something simple like pain medicine, stretching, and physical therapy. More severe symptoms might have to be treated with spinal surgery, often involving spinal fusion.

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